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Part-time Caregiver – Vacaville, CA

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Part-Time Animal Caregiver

Animal Place Rescue Ranch Sanctuary & Adoption Center

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver
Job Status: Part-time, Vacaville
Immediate Supervisor: Rescue Ranch Manager

Job Description: The Part-Time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of anywhere from 500-2,000 animals (primarily hens from egg industry) at our adoption center, under supervision of the Rescue Ranch Manager. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medication of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.


  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals, especially chickens.
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Vegan preferred (vegetarian required)
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 30-40 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)

Job Duties

  • Daily cleaning of barns, enclosures, and pastures (when needed).
  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Aiding with health checks
  • Assisting on rescues, as needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 15-20 hours/week, part-time, days of week may vary; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work most holidays

Salary: TBD

Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Part-Time Animal Caregiver application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.